While We Wait For The Trailer – Get Hooked On The New One Sheet For ‘Candyman’

Today’s Candyman update serves two purposes – first, to get you all stoked for the fact that our first look trailer will be hitting the net on Thursday, Feb. 27th – a tease, if you will of what treasures await us in a mere 48 hours.

The second thing you’ve got to know is – today we did get a new one-sheet poster – and it’s a sticky, messy, stabby good time. Most often than not – less is more and this new artwork is simplistic in its awesomeness – go ahead, have a look.

Very little is known – and even less is verified about this Jordan Peele produced venture – while not an actual remake, this film is said to share a direct story arc from the original – the official synopsis sort of confirms that.

“Anthony, a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around Anthony. The protagonist will serve a role similar to that of Helen Lyle, the main character of the original movie.”

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris star and it’s been rumored that the one and only Tony Todd is involved in the project in some fashion. Fan interest is high – and with Jordan Peele behind the production and the script – that makes sense. Nia DaCosta directs from a script crafted by herself, Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

The flick opens June 12th and remember to check back on Thursday for that trailer.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.